Origin of overbearing
verb (used with object), o·ver·bore, o·ver·borne, o·ver·bear·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·bore, o·ver·borne, o·ver·bear·ing.
Origin of overbear
Examples from the Web for overbearing
Overbearing regulations prevent people from doing their jobs.
Many former employees described Masters as a demanding, overbearing micromanager who had no boundaries.
In April 1992, U.S. News and World Report, called her the “overbearing yuppie wife from hell.”
Loud, overbearing, and unseemly, he is the very personification of the human id in a mock turtleneck and gold chain.‘Ray Donovan’: Is the Liev Schreiber–Led Showtime Drama The Next ‘Sopranos’?|Jace Lacob|June 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His father was near senility, his mother was overbearing, and the household was in financial straits.The Professor and the Doomsday Clock: ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ & Signs of John Kennedy Toole’s Suicide|Cory MacLauchlin|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Overbearing to those he distrusted, irritable among shams, he was charity itself to real merit and to the poor.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
It was insolence—brutal, overbearing insolence, with physical menace behind it.The Croxley Master: A Great Tale Of The Prize Ring|Arthur Conan Doyle
You are overbearing and insolent, while he is modest and good-natured.Grettir The Strong|Unknown
For a while, the unwholesome idea filled me, with a sensation of overbearing desolation; so that I could have cried like a child.The House on the Borderland|William Hope Hodgson
She was a handsome woman, but proud and overbearing, and could not endure that any one should surpass her in beauty.Snowdrop and Other Tales|Jacob Grimm
verb -bears, -bearing, -bore or -borne
figurative present participle adjective from overbear (v.) in its sense "to bear down."
late 14c., "to carry over," from over- + bear (v.). Meaning "to bear down by weight of physical force" is from 1535 (in Coverdale), originally nautical, of an overwhelming wind; figurative sense of "to overcome and repress by power, authority, etc." is from 1560s.